Becky Lynch is right that women's wrestling needs more non-title stories

Becky Lynch has carried WWE's women's division for years and speaks truth about the group needing more angles outside the title picture.

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Women’s wrestling is a draw. The ladies have proven that they can move sales, draw in subscribers, and get people to watch their performances. While improvements have occurred, the wrestling industry frequently shows itself slow to fully dive the women. Even though WWE is doing an improved job in booking the women’s division, Becky Lynch is 100 percent right that there’s a need for important angles that happen outside of title content. It’s a change that needs to happen and must happen soon.

Look at the WrestleMania 40 card. Ten matches are announced for the two-night event. Of those ten, there are only two matches set for the women’s division. Rhea Ripley will defend her title against Lynch, while Iyo Sky takes on Bianca Belair. Neither will main event. The men’s division has several matches, some involving the titles and more than a few that do not. LA Knight and AJ Styles are wrapped in an angle that will put them face-to-face. Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso will battle. Plus, there’s the angle involving The Rock, Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes, and Seth Rollins. Even though the champions are involved, titles are not on the line. The women need similar booking that involves characters and depth, even if the titles aren’t involved.

“That’s what women’s wrestling needs. We should all be focused on the future of the industry,” Lynch said while speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. “That’s bigger than me. I don’t need a title. The title doesn’t make me-I make the title. I have enough stories that I don’t need the title. NXT, that’s a place that does a great job with multiple stories with women that don’t all revolve around a title. That’s what our division needs, more stories that don’t revolve around a title.”

Lynch is 100 percent right, and the WrestleMania 40 card proves her point.

As she mentioned, WWE can get it right when the time is put into it. Look at what is happening on NXT. Lyra Valkyria has her hands full with Roxanne Perez, but there’s plenty more going on throughout the division to keep fans enthralled. Jacy Jayne and Thea Hail have a story going on that involves Jazmyn Nyx. Lola Vice is a thorn in the side of anyone that crosses her. Kiana James and Izzi Dame have issues with Fallon Henley and Kelani Jordan. Sol Ruca and Blair Davenport are beefing. There are so many different stories happening that set any of these ladies up to climb the roster. What’s stopping main roster WWE from doing the same thing? Especially with more time on television each week. The answer is absolutely nothing.

Take SmackDown, where Zelina Vega and Elektra Lopez have yet to battle. Liv Morgan is seemingly heading toward an angle with Lynch outside of the title post-WrestleMania. Candice LeRae’s heel turn is gaining some traction and television time. A full-on angle between Tiffany Stratton and Bianca Belair is right there for the taking.

There’s so much potential for action in the women’s division on the main roster, that it is unexplainable why it’s not happening. If the future of the division and the promotion is truly going to be established, it’s time to look at the rest of the roster and give them time outside the title picture. Becky Lynch did most of that work throughout 2023, and as she heads toward another title shot at the biggest show of the year, it is time for this company to dedicate more on each card to this talented women’s division beyond the two championships.